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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1917)
WliSTON.' ORECON. FMDAY. FEHHUAHY 1C. 11)17
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House Pistes Measure Pro
. vldlng for Military Training
In High Schools.
New Bead and Irrigation Cedee Mar.
riB Law rltptaltd Two Chjarttte
lllli Pees House tenate Panel
Rural Crfdtla Mseeure Canntrlet
Art Pavered Oram Bureau Previa,
d forAll May Vaa at lhool
Salem. The elate legleleture began
Ida final week nf Ilia prmeut eeeehm
alth muin Important rxmd l(a)
latlon allll to receive attention al lha
hands of one or both housee. Mow.
rrr, both houses adjourned over Hutf
day Uh lha dehe practically fleer.
au If eyetemelle, huelneea Hint methods
prevail ami ! flow of oratory la abut
off I his week, all lha really Important
matters will receive Mti-nilon. Both
nouses mill adjourn alna die Haiurday
alahl, February IT. lha 40ih day of
the 4fcday e-eln provided by lha
rvrhapa lha moat Important pleca
Of legislation acted upon thla wak
waa lha paasese by lha houaa of a bill
providing for military training In lha
nigh achoola of tha ataia. It passed
tha houaa with St vote In Ita favor.
Tha military course la not lo ba
compulsory, however, on tha part of
either achoola or of students. H la to
be tha subject, though, of aullabla
credit on tha eame baala aa other
atudlea and In an amount to bo deter
mined by tha board of education.
Tha governor la nad head of tba
military training department All
achoola that aetabllah It muat apply to
Mm for authority. No company of
radata can be organised with fewer
than SO nembara or without a suit-
abla Instructor. Al leaat three boura
a waek ara lo be aat aalda for lha
Tha alata la authorised, too. to fur
nish lha several companlea with rlflea
and other equipment.
Peseta Road and Irrigation Cadet.
Two of the moat Important nieae
area before the legislature, a complete
road code and a complete Irritation
code, were paaaed by the houae with
almost unanlmoua voire. .
The road code la tha product of the
Joint houae and aenate committee on
roads and repreacnte lha lewe of
various good road, organisation! lo
The Irrigation code repreaente t!ie
view of e Irrigation congress which
met In Portland Juat prevloua to the
Couplea who can not paaa the Ore
gon health teala probably will no long
er have to go lo other atatea to obtain
marriage licensee as the aenate paaaed
g bill repealing the atate law which
requtrea a health certificate from ev
ery applicant for a license. The tneae
ure now goea to the house, where It
la aald to be aaaured of passage.
The houaa paaaed bill to prohibit
picketing during atrlkea. The meaa
ure waa Introduced by Mepreaentatlve
K. K. Kubll of Portland.
Antl-Clgarette Bllla Recalled.
Tha Sweeney bone-dry anti-cigar
ette bill which paaaed the houae waa
ret ailed and the meaaure waa laid on
the table. The bill will be brought up
aarly thla week for amendment The
Stott bill which prohlblta the aale to
youtha under 21 yeara. alao waa re
called and tabled.
It la proposed now to amend the
Sweeney bill ao aa to make It bone
dry agalnal boya under 21. but not to
prohibit aalca to adulte.
Compromlaa Wlna In Rural Credlta.
Senate bill 128. the atate land board
rural credits meaaure, amended ao aa
to Include eome of the provlalona of
the bllla drawn by Sonatora Shnuke
and Barrett paaaed the acnate by un
In Ita present form the meaaure
leaves IW.000.000 In the rural credlta
funds In the handa of the atato land
board. It hua been amended ao that
the atate can bid on bonda at more
than par If deemed necessary, and the
aectlon that would have barred adju
dicated wator rlghta In eaatern and
aouthcrn Oregon from beneflta of the
rural- credlta funda haa been changed.
Cannarlaa Exempt From 10-Hour Law.
The aenate paaaed aenate bill 164,
by Ia Follrtt, exempting women em
ployed In fruit and vegetable can-
pence anil vbi"o uwmvm
rulings or Jurisdiction of the Indue
trial welfare coiumlaalon.
Before It waa paaaed an amendment
- U clftrai by BWt CwlJBl. W)
adopted, whlrh pruvldea mat
enilord In such ramM-rlre and pack
ing uouoee ahall be paid lime and a
half for all overtime In Mt"i of II
boura day. .
Haaalora behind the measure con
tend that It waa a alep toward ei-cur
Ing caanerlea In Oregon aa the IU
hour act waa a aerloua handicap to
fruit groaera. hop growera and can
narlaa to only be altnwed to employ
woman 10 boura earh day, during the
rnah dare of ban est lime.
The alala aenate paad. with but
eoe oppoalng vote, Hrnaior Plarce'a
bill providing for the ratabllahment of
grain Inspection bureau In Portland.
The bill cirrlea an appropriation of
17(00. After the bureau la established
It la expected to he aell aupportlng
It la ejpected lhal the bill a III be
aa favorably received In the house,
aud when It la paaaed and becomea a
law for the first lime Oregon will have
taken action to provide for standard
isation of hay and grain In thla atate,
and lu thla respect plare Oregon porta
on an equal baala with Panel aoutid
porta In bidding for the grain trade.
Cempeneallon Act la Strengthened.
Several Important amendments
ware added lo the workmen a compen
aatlon art In the labor rommlttec'a
Mil that paaaed the houae. One give
the employer the right to accure pro
tection by paying a pn-niVm both
upon hla own wagea and the work
men's contribution, tbua giving stock
holders in email companlea the right
to protection. Another makoa It a
mlademeanor to uae coercion In an
attempt to have workmen reject the
act Penallalng of employera who fall
to pay their premlumi la alao provid
ed. The new bill waa drawn by the
tcheel Rill Paaaed.
One of Ihe Important bllla paaaed
by Ihe aenate waa Kepreaentallve
Sbeldou'a meaaure removing property
qnalirieatlona aa a requirement for
voting for achool directum.
It paaaed with 10 dlaaenting votea
after eonalderable dlacuaalon. The
bill had previously paaaed the houae.
All reglatered votera will have the
light to participate at achool elvctlont
under provlalona of , Kepreaentatlve
Wllletfe bill, paaaed by the houae.
Vnder the preaant law a voter muat
own property. The houae waa almost
unanlmoua In Ita demand for a change.
Thla bill goea a atep farther than
Repreaentatlvo Sheldon'a bill, which
paaaed the houae and the aenate. The
Sheldon bill farmlta alt cltlicna to
vote for achool dlreclora but not on
achool bond laauea. The Willed bill
pvrmlta them to vote on bond dec
Hone aa well.
Repeal of Health Certificate Paeeee.
Senator Cualck'a aenate bill repeal
ing the law requiring health certtrt
catra before marriage llccneea are
leaned, paaaed the aenate by a voto ot
II to 11. Senator CtiaU-k contended
that people who could not paaa the
phyalcal examlnatlona went over to
Waahlngton or other atatea Id marry
and the effectlveneaa of the bill waa
Anti-Snuff Bill Paeaee.
After paaalng two antl-ctgaretto
bllla and an anil picketing bill the
houao paaaed tho antl snuff bill.
But thla action on the part ot tho
featlve houae la not to be taken too
aerloualy. The bill flrat waa Intro
duced aa a Joke on Representative
Forbea, whoso name It bears. The
boya called It up and after a series of
extremely laughable speeches by Hep
reaentativee Puller and !lltner It waa
paaaed with a whoop and aeut over
to tho aenate.
Senator llaon'a boom bill passed
the houae with only one negative
The bouao paaaed Corbett'a bill rais
ing the aalary of the atato superinten
dent of banks from 13000 to 14000 a
The bouao paaaed Sheldon'a bill, to -enable
alierlffa In counties along Cali
fornia border to ecarcb and aelxe auto
mobllea suspected of carrying liquor
Itepreaenlatlvo Ooode'a bill chang
ing the law relating to the taxation
of church property not actually used
for church purpoeoa paaaed the houae
without ar negative voto.
There will be no "blue Sundays" la
Oregon, a bill aimed to cloae theatera,
baseball parka and other placea of
bualnesa and amusement having been
defeated by the unanlmoua vote ot
the houae of representatives.
The houae paaaed the bill backed by
the State Editorial association design
ating what ia a legal newepaper. It
provldca that a paper, to share In tho
patronage of legal advertlsiuK, muat
be at least one year old and have
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IvO coploe an Issue.
The aenate panned the house IW.ue
river Itali bill by a vote of 24 to 8.
The upper river fishing Interesta won
decisive victory over thoao who
aought to protect the Intereata of the
Macleay cannery on the lower river.
The bill closee the stream to the use
of aelnee aud act ncta,
Browncll's bill providing that ll
ahall be unlawful to write, print, pub
lish or circulate any rccominondstlou
or Indorsement for any candidate for
public office without the written per
mlsalon ot the candidate or cause'
auch Indorsement to tw written or
printed, waa paaaed by the houc, ,
Largely on the atrengib of tho In
duHement of the Oregon fongresa of
Mother, the een'ute passed 8.ibstltuto
S. B. 101, which rcpeala the present
mothers' pension law nt;d aubetltutca
therefor an act which flarea the Riv
ing of asalatanrn to dtp mlent utwtli
era In the discretion ot the county
Henry P. Fletcher, recently appoint
ed American ambassador to Mexico,
who leave thla week to take up hie
PORTLAND MAN ON
, London. -The only American on tho
torpedoed etcauicr Mantoia wna Dr.
Earlo M. Rice, of Portland. Of., the
ahtp'a aurgeon. who waa among tho
aurvlvora arriving here. He pave tho
following account of the sinking:
"Tho flrat we know was tho sound
ot a violent explosion which shook
the ship from end to end at 1:40 p. m.
"Seven lascara were killed by tho
explosion. Tho remainder ot those on
board were unhurt. Kverybody got
eafely Into tho boats with the excep
tion of the captain, tuo chief engineer
and tlte wireless operator, who were
to follow ua later.
"An hour and a half after the tor
pedoing the captain, the oiiRineer and
the Irolena -anan got the wireless
working gnd tjegun aendlng out S. O.
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Donnstl In fit Leu Is Clobe-Oemecrat
H. calls, giving details f the poKttion.
"The reply came ilmBl lntantly,
put frem an unexpected quarter. The
aiiliniarlne. which evidently waa lying
off In the hiiie two miles or so away,
pliked up the wireless aud began
shelling the Maiitola."
THE SUBMARINE CRISIS
IIo!l:tnd- lll not follow the ausKee
lon of the I'nlted States and kevcr
reialtona with Germany.
4 It la understood that Switzerland
ft.a protctted acalnsf Gertnan'a ac
'"aion," but will remain neutral.
, Spain formnlly declined to accept
I'resldetit WIlKon'a sugBection that sho
break off diplomatic relatione with
The Chine, government haa ad
vlKial the German government that
China will br-nk off relations If the
new submarine meaures are pursued.
More than 1100 vessel arrived at
or sailed unharmed from Itritlah porta
during the ftrt nine tlaya of Ger
niuny'a unrest rlctid eubmariuo war
fare. Tho tt)lnl number of vessels destroy
ed in The period of submarine opera
tions of February 1 to 9. Inclusive, la
aald to be 89, of which 21 were neu
Tho Swedish government rejects
President Wilson's suggestion that
other neutral countries join with the
United States In aeverlng diplomatic
relations with Germany.,
Bnull'8 reply to the German note,
in term polite but firm, declared Bra
zil's Intentions to hold Germany re
sponsible for conacquencea which may
result trout tho new submarine war
fare. ' .
Arrangements were made for the
departure from Now York on Wednes
day of Count von Bematorff and hla
ataff on board the steamer Fretlcrlk
VIII for ChrlatlanlB, Norway. Agenta
of the Scandinavian-American line In
Now York received permission of tho
owucra lu Copenhagen to uo the ves
sel to carry 'ho German ambassador
across the Atlantic.
Amorlcana Ordered Out ef Belgium.
London. Tho American commis
sion for relief in Belgium haa official
ly notified the German authorities
that tho Americana will withdraw
from participation lu tho relief work
In Belgium and northern Franco,
This step wus twken in reply to an
order from tho German anthoritica
that Americana must withdraw from
Ihe provinces of Belgium and north
urn France, leaving only a few of
their' representatives, headed, by
Prniid Whitlock, American minister
to Belgium, in Brussels.
Utah DrBIII ia Signed.
Salt Lake City. Utah, By a vote of
S9 to 6 tho lower houao refused to
make any changes whatever In tho
provisions or language of the original
of tho Voting dry bill and returned It
to tha governor. The governor alsuod
the measure immediately.
The Best Tr.-.pa.
The tinipixT '!io luia to buy traps,
halts, nml other trapping supplies
should bo sure to Ret the best Unit
ran be hurt, for while the first cost
may seem higher, tho best goods ore
nuA the cheuyvt la tb end.
Amarlean tailor Held Prleonere.
Ilirlln, by wlreU-aa lo Sayvllle.
Foreign Secretary Zlmmermana haa
Informed the Associated I'rese that
he bed requested the 8 wis govern
ment to make Inquiry In Waahlngton
warding ttie status of the crewa of
Interned German ships In American
Pending an answor Ihe 72 Ameri
cana taken by the German raider and
brought In by the Varrowdsle, whose
release haibccn agreed to, are being
held In Germany, the foreign secre
Want Cun to Arm American Shlpe.
Waahlngton. P. A. S. Franklin,
president of the International Mercan
tile Marine, has made formal applica
tion to the navy department for guna
to arm the passeuger liners of the
The request atatea that the com
pany haa been enable to find guna
British Cruisers Will Convey Shlpe.
Wanhlngton. Heporla that Great
Britain la arranging to convoy great
fleets ot merchantmen through the
war xooe nave gained credence here.
Wheat Club 11.50; blues tem $1.C5;
red Kusaian, 11.48; forty-fold, $1.52.
Barley No. 1 feed. $39 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $20 per ton; alfalfa,
But ler Creamery, 37c,
Kgga Kanch, 50c
Wool Eaatern Oregon, 36c; valley.
Hops 19 1 crop, 6 Sic.
Wheat Blueatcm $1.55; club $U2;
fort i -fold, $1.62; red Russian, $140;
fife, $1.62; turkey red, $1.55.
Barleys $39.50 per ton.
Butter Creamery, 42c,
Kpas -34c.. ,
Oregon and Waahlngton Men Return.
Caiexlco, Cat The Oregon and
Waahlngton troops left here for Van
couver barracks, where they abould
Nevadan la Named Director of Mint.
Washington. President Wilaon haa
sent to the seuate the nomination of
Ray Baker ot Nevada to be director
of tho mint
.4 t. :
' Countess von Bematorff, wife of the
former German at bassador to the
United States, ia an American woman.
HOTEL FIRE IS FATAL
Thirteen Thought Dead, and Many
Missing and May Be in Rulna.
Minneapolis. At least 13, persona
aro missing and are believed to have
lost their lives in tho fire which de
stroyed the Kenwood hotel. Twelfth
street ami Hennepin avenue, accord
ing to police estimates. ,
In addition to the known missing,
there are 11 others unaccounted for
who may be in tha ruins, according to
K. D. Stalker, proprietor ot the hotel.
One person is known to be dead. Mrs.
Lucille Squire suffered a fractured
skull when , she leaped from a third
atory window. She died shortly after
wards at the city hospital.
Officials believe that many persona
were precipitated luto the basement
by crumbling floors and were buried
in the debris.
Wilson is saiil to consider war with
Germany inevitable. -
Work on Preparedness Meas
ures is Progressing
Waahlngton The diplomatic breath
with Germany having Bn Indorsed
by the aenate by an overwhelming
rote laat week, congreae la devoting
iteelf to overtime conaldcratloa ef
general business, together with emer
gency meaaurea aecesaltated by the
attained Internatiooal altoatioo. Lead
era of both parties are doing all pos
sible, to auppreaa talk that might em
barrasa the government aa well aa
Interfere with business.
Work on preparedneaa bllla la pro
gressing steadily. The houae will paaa
the naval appropriation bill thla
week, together with amendments urg
ed by . Secretary Danlela providing
authority tof commandeer ahlpyarda ,
and munltlona planta and appropriat
ing $1,000,000 for the purchase of
basic patents ot aircraft. When thla
la done the army appropriation bill,
carrying about $300,000,000. will be
put through as quickly aa poaalble.
Bill Would Make Every Man Soldier.
A universal training bill waa fav
orably reported lo the aenate by the
military affaire committee.
Chairman Chamberlain eubmltte
the bill without comment, aaklng that
it go to the calendar. Senators Thom
as, democrat, and Brady, republican,
members of the committee, reserved
the right to aubmit minority reporta.
Primarily the bill provide that all
men, cltiaena or thoae who have de
clared their Intention to becon-e cltl
tens, shall undergo alx moutha mili
tary or naval training in the year
In which tbey reach the age of 19
or in the year when they flrat become
liable to auch service ep to the age
of 26. All men receiving such train
ing would be held In army or navy
reserve until they reach the age of 28.
BRITISH FORM LANE
OF SAFETYFOR SHIPS
New York. A funnel-shaped ae
lane ot armed patrol ahipa which es
tendsJOO miles from the British Islea
westward haa been established by the
British admiralty, according to passen
gers arriving here on the enard line
ateamshtp Andania from Liverpool.
Light cruiser, patrol boats and armed
trawlers literally lined the course to
ken by the Andania from Fastnet un
til she was safely out of the war aone,
it waa aald.
The patrol boats were at timea so
close to the Andk-iia that her passen
gers aald they appeared to be separ
ated by less than half a mile of aea.
At the western sea end of the lane ot
safety, however, the passengers aald
they learned from the officers of the
Andania the guarding craft were
spread out in auch a manner aa to
,be invisible from the bridge of the
LOYALTY IS PLEDGED
German-American Alliance , to Fight
for United Statea.
Philadelphia The resolution? in
dorsing the action of President Wilson
iu severing diplomatic relatione with
Germany and pledging ita loyalty to
the United Statea were adopted by
the German-American National Alli
ance at a meeting here.
It waa also decided. In case of hos
tilities, to form regiments of German
Americana and turn over to the Amer
ican Red Crosa funds which the alli
ance haa been collecting for German
war relief. The meeting waa attended
by delegates from 88 atatea. The alli
ance Is said to have a membership ot
PEACE APPEAL TO CUBANS
Lanaing Urgca Them Not to Force
Revolution Over Election.
Washington. An appeal to the Co
bans not to plunge their country into
another revolution ha8 been aent to
Havana by Secretary Lansing. Arous
ed to the realisation that the contest
ed presidential election in Cuba haa
already reached the incipient atage
of rebellion, the atate department de
cided to Issue to the people an urgent
Injunction to await the outcome of
the voting and to abide by the decle
iona of their courts.
Tho communication waa aent to the
American minister with instructions
ft) fcafa ft DuDUallSd.